Long-Term Care is Broken

Ideas and Issues

July 7, 2021 New Orleans     Yes, the headline in an opinion editorial in Scientific American couldn’t have been clearer in its look at nursing home and similar care in the USA, saying “Long-Term Care is Broken.”  In the shadow of the pandemic, it’s almost impossible to disagree, but what is being done about it …

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Where’s the Health and Safety Plan?

Labor Organizing Organizing

New Orleans      Leaders and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions finally had enough of working on the frontlines without proper protection against the coronavirus in nursing homes, supported living centers, human development centers, transportation, sanitation, cleaning, schools, head start centers, and public-facing offices.  OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, requires every workplace …

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Mask Marauders

Ideas and Issues

Pearl River     What’s the issue with masks?  We see them everywhere and nowhere. United States Vice-President Pence toured a nursing home while in Indiana.  They see a box of KN95 masks.  Hey, here’s a good photo op, say he and his team.  Let’s have the Veep look like he’s delivering masks to the nursing home, …

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